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Lydia Brashear Tiede

Associate Professor; NIJ Graduate Research Fellow
University of Houston

Lydia Brashear Tiede (2007 Fellow) is an Associate Professor at the University of Houston in the Department of Political Science where she conducts research on judicial behavior in U.S. district courts and high courts in Latin America and other countries. She also does comparative work on the rule of law. "The GRF allowed me to conduct research on several topics dealing with sentencing laws in the United States and England, she says. It allowed me to interview lower court judges in the United States and England and Wales, which provided important insights to use in conjunction with my empirical studies. Further, my work on sentencing has provided me with an expertise in this area and the ability to work as a consultant in developing countries on sentencing. Most importantly, my GRF let me attempt to do research in untested areas, which has proved very rewarding in my career."

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Date Created: July 17, 2019